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    October 27, 2012
    10:30 - 11:00pm EDT  

>> this is something i think needs to be said. how can they continue to blame president obama for not keeping all of his promises from the republicans all agreed when he first became president to stop him every step of the way? when they agreed to not let him succeed, because he's a black man.
they did not want to see a black president. >> gideon moore, go ahead, sir. >> i strongly disagree with that assertion. when he came into power, he had a tremendous majority in congress. filibuster-proof majority in the senate. and he chose not to work with republicans. at that time olympia snowe, susan collins, moderate republicans who worked traditionally with democrats of the past, he focused on getting the health care law passed through without considering the republican option. i think that poisoned the well for moving forward. i would strongly disagree in term of the fact he had plenty of chances, especially the first two years to deliver on the promises he made, he didn't.
even during that period he wasn't working and chose not to work with republicans. >> next up is phil in hendersonville, north carolina. he's on our line for independents. go ahead, phil. >> hi, i wanted say i think despite the media blackout, gary johnson's going to have a profound impact on this election and even more so in four years. he's got my vote because the democrats are -- they talked and killed 170 children in drone warfare in pakistan and republicans say gosh, that's weak. we're not being tough enough. i don't know how many dead children it would take to satisfy mitt romney in the republicans' blood lust. >> gideon moore in mecklenberg county, talk to us about the effects as you see them of third party candidates on the republican effort in north carolina. >> right now from what we are seeing, it doesn't look like it's having an impact.
to the extent they are drawing folks out, folks being drawn from both republican and democrat party and doesn't look like it will impact either the presidential race or any of our other gubernatorial races. >> we've got a tweet from john in north carolina, who writes under the handle affirmatively. john writes, north carolina doesn't have large failed cities of crackheads and gangbangers and thus rarely votes for the democrat nominee. gideon moore? >> i'm not sure what to make of that. we certainly have our issues. the fact is that this is a state that traditionally has republican nominees for president and i believe we will return to that in 2012. >> next up is rich in centreville, virginia, on our line for republicans government ahead, rich. >> thanks for taking my call. last night i was watching i think nbc news and they were
talking about the electoral votes. this is more for you guys at c-span. when they were talking about the possibility the electoral votes could end up high in the house, romney is the president and senate would elect biden as the vice president, if we go forward next week, is that -- i know the electoral votes may wind up determining the election. could you guys put something together to explain that? i mean, i never thought that was a possibility. and i get so twisted. i don't care what station you're on. only thing i would like to make a comment on is republicans are not racist. people are racist. mine so you didn't call the lady out on that before, the caller from florida, so please when somebody raises a stupid comment
you guys need to step in and say, hey, knock that off. >> that's rich in centreville, virginia. rich, we will talk with our producers about doing a segment on the electoral college so everyone has an understanding about what's going on. back to our phones for more calls for gideon moore, chair of the republican party. in mecklenberg, north carolina. betty is on our line for democrats, calling fromia zoo city, -- yazoo city, mississippi. >> hi, good morning. yesterday i watched romney's speech in iowa, economic speech. one of the things that caught my attention was he started complaining about obama and spending and stimulus. but ironically he was given his economic speech at a company that had received his funds. evidently romney needs to do his homework.
one more thing, he complain ud 23 million americans out of work, 23 million americans out of work. but when he was at bane capital and caused those plants to close down and shipped the jobs overseas, he's part of the 23 million americans out of work. >> gideon moore, talk to us more about the economic situation in north carolina, and what, if any, stimulus money came through the state and if it's going to have any sort of effect on the election. >> the job situation in north carolina isn't great. it's 9.7% unemployment both here in mecklenberg county and the state in general. i believe we're 47th nationally. frankly, it's not what we're used to. this is a state that's normally strong business climate and strong opportunity for folks to come and build careers and
that's not what's been going on the last few years. you look and it's tough to say you look at north carolina, it's democratic governor. it was up to 2010 democratic legislature for the last over 100 years. and obviously a democratic president. and that's something that we need to address and we need to work to make north carolina more brings friendly and a place that will grow jobs for our future. >> gideon moore is the chairman at the -- of the mecklenburg republican party, mecklenburg county republican party in mecklenburg county, north carolina. he's talking to us by phone from charlotte, north carolina this morning and information about their operations can be found at next up, eloise on our line for democrats calling from durham, north carolina. go ahead. >> yes, i would truly like to say that i think everyone is
blaming the counter base but the whole idea is the public, people that votes are the ones that are behind times. i faulted obama right from the beginning running through -- followed obama running through the candidacy and being elected president. file like these people don't know anything because they don't really study what is said and done. i have been keeping up with it. news is one of my favorite things and i have keep keeping up with it all this time. i just feel like it's wrong for them not to know and it's for the republicans to tell them what to do. >> ma'am, we will leave it there. gideon moore, tell us about the efforts going on with the republican party in mecklenburg county as far as getting information out about your candidate and registered voters out to the polling places.
>> full throttle approach. we are using social media back in 2008, not set up for twitter or face bak. now we have almost 6,000 followers on twitter and over 3,000 followers on facebook. those are things where we're using just to keep our activists up to date and motivated to keep doing the work we need. obviously right now, it's all coming down to knocking on doors and making phone calls and we have two different offices open and usually one set up and running 12 hours a day to make sure we're driving out the vote as much as possible. >> we have a tweet it from john mcconnell, who wants to know, sorry about bringing up another real issue. he said, did bain invest in any north carolina companies and how are they doing? >> to be honest, i'm not sure. i know obviously sports
authority and staples are doing pretty well. as far as specific north carolina companies, i have not seen anything to that effect. >> let's go back to the phones. we will talk to brian in os cota, michigan on the line for republicans. brian, you're on "the washington journal." >> thanks, rob. rob, i think you have to update your chart there. i think michigan may become a battleground chate. irregardless -- can you hear me? >> yeah, i can hear you. >> i was going to take one thing talking about benghazi butly get that go. we're in a global economy the new world order, which was brought in by the first george bush signed into law by clinton. so this is bipartisan, that is our economy and we wrote the rules as far as a global economy
and others follow it. so when we talk about shipping overseas, that's the game. we wrote the rules. i will close on this, on the great city of detroit when we always talk about the bailout or which way it should go or bain capital. people have to realize, they have to understand this, most of general motors' jobs are now presently overseas and the head of general motors who took all of the money is now crying that $7.5 million in pay is not enough. the united states auto workers are still at entry level being hired in at over $19 an hour, that's just their pay but their total compensation with health care, with their bonuses comes out to $55 an hour. >> brian in oscota, michigan. gideon moore, talk to us about the economic situation particularly in mechanic
levenburg -- mecklenburg county and charlotte, which is a big banking center. >> it is primarily a finance center. we have been working to expand our energy base as well with duke energy as kind of a hub of that. but historically has been finance center. we took strong hit in 2008 when wachovia and bank of america both got hit pretty strong. that said, it's still finance town. >> ann in aurora, colorado, is our next caller. she's on our line for independents. go ahead, ann. >> hi, thank you. i used to work for one of the large financial firms and interested because north carolina is a large financial center and romney touted as businessman to get the economy going. but he said that he's going to reverse frank dodd and i think
he was pandering to tea partiers after that. so i think that was maintained to pandering to the independents. as best i can tell, he and ryan's policy assimilates accounts in britain, which is now in a full-blown recession. so i think no one can tell what romney is truly saying or speaking. he changes frequently. i think he says whatever to close the deal on wall street, and i think also he's saying anything to close the deal to the presidency. >> ann in aaurora, colorado. gideon moore gorks ahead. >> i think mitt rom itny -- romney is pretty straightforward where he will be pointing his presidency to get america
rebuilding again and rebuild and bring forward jobs. dodd-frank were good ideas but on the other side it's something that needs to be reworked. the whole concept of building in and legitimizing too big to fail bank ising something that should be deeply concerned to all americans. so there's definitely changes that need to be made in that piece of legislation. >> next up is kenneth calling from charlotte, north carolina. right there in mecklenburg county on our line for democrats. go ahead. >> hi, good morning. appreciate you taking my call. i have already taken advantage of your early voting. i voted for obama. i would like to say that the president -- you know, he's done a lot of things as best he could. i hear the people say he had failed promises. however, the time of work he had seemed like based on all of the
information the first two years that it was predominantly democratic, it seemed like he only had two two years to work and that was very hostile, considering where the country was at in those two years. i would like to say this is a president that's proven to be for all people. >> gideon moore, do you want to respond to that. >> to look at the two years and look at where priorities were placed, a lot of folks think he should have been focused more on building jobs the first two years instead of passing the obama care act w regard to even the stimulus, the way he structured that, obviously, we have issues with the structure and fact that much was invested. even with you look at where that money was invested and going to companies like cylindra and others and not needed infrastructure projects he's talking about now.
a trillion dollars was spent on that. infrastructure he sees as a problem he said is a significant amount more at that point so you look across the board, it's a matter of priorities and where he was placed those priorities to that point and he didn't make a priority of changing the tone in washington and didn't make a priority of creating jobs at that point when he really could. that's something we need to work to build and move on into the future. >> our last call for gideon moore, chairman of the republican party in mecklenburg county, north carolina, comes from nicki in waverly, georgia, on the line for republicans. go ahead, nicki. >> i want to say i'm for romney this year. i gave obama a chance for years and he's gotten worse. i'm not racist. everybody keeps saying he's half black and half white. but this ain't got nothing do with parties or race or anything. it's got something to do with the country. >> you voted for the president in 2008. you say you will not vote for
him in 2012. what's the difference between then and now. >> well, look at the economy. >> all right, we will leave it there. the economy, gideon moore, you get the last word. >> i think she makes a great point in terms of looking at the fact is that the difference between 2008 and 2012 is that obama did not have a record to run on in 2008. he ran on some very strong promises, some strong rhetoric. he didn't deliver on those. now moving into the future, look at the record of what he's delivered and i think a lot of americans and a lot of north carolinaens are coming to the realization he's not the man for the job to lead us for the next four years and that mitt romney is. >> gideon moore is the chairman of the mecklenburg county republican party and has been talking to us on the phone from charlotte, north carolina, as part of our battleground 2012 series today. we've been looking at north carolina. gideon moore, thank you very much for being on the program. >> thank you. >> tomorrow on "washington journal," george mason
university professor michael mcdonald looks at the early voting under way in several states. then we will take a look at the battleground state of pennsylvania with terry mcdonagh, director of the franklin and marshall center for politics and public affairs. state republican party gleason and democrat, chairman of the montgomery county board of commissioners. "washington journal" live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> good afternoon, everybody. complex storm and complex geographical area covered. i will get the experts tell you about the storm. what fema is doing in con juncture with our state and local partners is preparing for not only coastal impacts of the storm and potential for flooding, power outages and winter storm. if you think talking about winter storm when a hurricane is unusual, trust me, this storm, we will be dealing with a lot of
weather over a large geographical area without a lot of ability to tell you specifically what it means in this particular community. that's why we're urging the public to prepare across this area for a variety of hazards and encouraging them to take the time to go to if they have not gotten a plan. we have teams in place and in some cases still recovering from prior disasters. those teams will be available for response as well as teams coming from outside of the area. supplies such as generators, power restoration teams, disaster medical assistance teams, communications are also moving to that area. again today we did brief the president and he is directing us again to continue to make sure we have the resources moving to the area and we continue to work through the governor's teams based upon this dynamic changing situation as we prepare for the impacts of hurricane sandy.
with that, i will turn it over to dr. nab at the hurricane center. >> thank you. we have a very large category 1 hurricane off the southeast coast of the united states today. the intensity is not expected to change dramatically between now and when the center circulation eventually comes ashore in the mid-atlantic northeast area some time monday evening or tuesday morning. but the center of circulation will only be a very smart part of the story because this is a very large system and weather will start to go downhill from virginia up through new jersey and then points north and inland from there. we already have tropical storm conditions on the coast of north carolina. and because of the large size, again, the weather will deteriorate well in advance of the center of circulation and then we anticipate that the system will slow down after coming ashore on tuesday and into wednesday and when you have
a large slow-moving system that is much more capable of producing larger storm surge values in coastal areas, longer periods of potentially damaging winds at the coast and inland and over a larger area and then longer periods of heavy rain over a larger area. going to be inland flood potential so this is not going to be a coastal event, although hazards do start at the coast with the storm surge and exactly who gets of the worst of the storm surge, difficult to pinpoint now. depends on exactly what angle the system comes in and what intensity it is that will determine who gets the worst of the surge but there's a large poem over a large area and coastal areas all the way from virginia up to connecticut. and as administrator, if you mentioned there's a winter weather potential here and that i turn over to paint the picture of what we're doing to prepare
everybody weather service wide for the various impacts that can impact a large number of people. >> ok. so i just want to re-emphasize what we said yesterday, that we're certain now this post tropical sandy will make landfall on the east coast with a storm track from the east to west. and that has ramifications for the surge and those issues dr. knabb pointed to. we are looking at the potential of intensity around the coast. and on the western edge of the circulation system, which will expand and cover approximately eastern third of the country, we're also looking at the potential for strong winds in the ohio valley eastern great lakes area as well. we mentioned heavy rainfall. it now appears that the area near the storm center and
expanding out in very large distance northwest and north of the system, we're looking at rainfall potentials five, six, seven, eight inches over a large area. we have a very, very significant potential here for inland flooding. especially in areas in maryland, pennsylvania. right now that's the fobalingous. that area could expand as the system evolves. lastly i will mention heavy snow potential. there's a heavy snow potential in west virginia as the colder air from the western system wraps into this expanding lull off the coast and without looking at the poem of snowfalling and two feet in areas of west virginia. we should note axis of heaviest snow, even though it won't be as great as west virginia will
extend into western virginia and mountains of western north carolina. >> it's a great source of information for the public. if you want to know anything about what's going on with legislation, with policy, c-span's got it covered. i like book tv. that's my famplete i get to see all of the different authors that are speaking around the country. it's nice to see some of them you read about. c-span offers exactly the news as it's happening. it doesn't offer commentary. it's just telling you the facts and showing you who you can make your own decisions, the decisions are not being told to you. and it's just -- to me that's very interesting. people who want to be engaged in society and know what's going on. >> maisie mead watches c-span on verizon, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> in his weekly address,
president obama talks about the u.s. economy and consumer financial regulations law. then u.s. congressional candidate ann wagner from missouri gives the republican address. she's discusses the u.s. economy and tax policy. >> hi, everybody. it's now been four years since the crisis that began on wall street spread to main street. hammering middle class families and ultimately costing our economy 9 million jobs. since then we fought our way back. our businesses added more than 5 million new jobs. unemployment rate has fallen to the lowest level since i took office. home values are rising again and our assembly lines are humming once more. to make sure america never goes through a crisis like that again we passed tough new wall street reform to end taxpayer-funded bailouts for good. wall street reform also created the first of ever independent consumer watchdog whose sole job
is look out for you. that is making sure you have all of the information you need to make important financial decisions like buying a home or paying for college and it means going after anyone who tries to take advantage of you or you off. starting this month, that includes the folks who come up with your credit score. if you have not checked out your credit score recently, you should t could have a major impact on your life. it could determine whether or not you qualify for a loan or what interest have you to pay. it could affect your chances of renting apartment or getting a job. here's the thing. company that's put your credit score together can make mistakes . they could think have you a loan or credit card that is never yours. they could think you're late making a payment when you're on time. when you mess up, you're the one who suffers. until this week, if you had a complaint, you took it to the company. sometimes they listened and sometimes they didn't. that was pretty much it. they were your only real hope.
well, nom anymore f you have a complaint about your credit score that hasn't been properly addressed, you can go to and let the consumer watchdog know. not only bring your complaint directly to the company in question but give you a tracking number so you can check back and see what exactly's being done on your behalf and fixing your credit score isn't the only thing they can help you with. if you're opening a bank account, trying to get student loan or applying for credit card and something doesn't seem write, you can let them know and they will check it out. if you're looking to buy a home and want to know if you're getting a fair deal on your mortgage, you can give them a call and they will get you an answer. their only mission is to fight for you. and when needed, they will take action. for example, alongside other regulators, they recently ordered three big credit card companies to return more than $400 million to folks who were deceived or misled into buying things they didn't want or
didn't understand. that's what wall street reform is all about. looking out for working families and making sure that everyone is playing by the same rules. sadly, that hasn't been enough to stop republicans in congress from fighting these reforms. backed by an army of financial industry lobbyists, they've been waging an all-out battle to delay, defund and dismantle those new rules. i refuse to let that happen. i believe the free market is one of the greatest forces for progress in human history and true engine of job creation is the private sector, not the government. but i also believe that the free market has never been about taking whatever you want, however you can get it. alongside our innovative spirit, america only prospers when we meet certain obligations to one another and when we all play by the same set of rules. we've come too far and sacrificed too much to go back to an era of top down, on your own economics. own economics. and as long as i'm president, we